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Werts 3 TDs leads Georgia Southern to 37-6 defeat of SC St.

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Shai Werts rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns to lead Georgia Southern's potent running game in a 37-6 defeat of South Carolina State Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

The Eagles racked up 319 yards and five touchdowns on the ground out of 348 yards total offense.

Wesley Fields and Monteo Garrett also scored rushing TDs.

Tomarcio Reese made 10 tackles for a Georgia Southern defense that held SC State to 2.9 yards per play and forced two turnovers.

Garrett and Werts staked Georgia Southern to a 13-0 lead, scoring successive touchdowns in the final three minutes of the first quarter. Werts added two more TDs in the fourth quarter on runs of 13 and 14 yards.

Tyrece Nick scored the lone points for the Bulldogs with a 2-yard run. SC State has not beaten Georgia Southern in eight meetings.

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Scoring Summary
No Scoring Plays
Team Stats
1st Downs 0 0
Rushing 0 0
Passing 0 0
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 0-0 0-0
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 0 0
Total Plays 0 0
Avg Gain 0 0
Net Yards Rushing 0 0
Rush Attempts 0 0
Avg Rush Yards 0 0
Net Yards Passing 0 0
Comp. - Att. 0-0 0-0
Yards Per Pass 0 0
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 0-0 0-0
Touchdowns
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 0-0 0-0
Return Yards
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking / /
Extra Points 0/0 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
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SC State 0-1 00606
Ga. Southern 1-0 13371437
0 PASS YDS 0
0 RUSH YDS 0
0 TOTAL YDS 0
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Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD